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    windscreen rake and the law.

    Is there anything in the constructions and use rules that say anything about windscreen rake,for example,all cars have the screen leaning back,is there anything there to stop me putting a screen angle leaning the opposite way on a car,top outwards.. aside from crap aerodynamics?
    What about size,is there anything down for that,as long as its BS or kitemarked glass and you can see out clearly ?And side windows on a car with cosmetic changes which radically alter the look (ie fibreglass) but not altering /chopping/ changing the main steel shell,polycarbonate will be ok wont it?

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    As far as the screen angle, it was all right for this:

    http://static.commercialmotor.com/bi...y-blog/386.jpg

    So if nothing's changed since then you should be fine.......

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    Nothing about angles. The C&U glass reg is here: The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986

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    If you going for a BIVA test then it won't pass, BS or kite marked glass is old hat it needs to meet E 43r spec these days and the same for any plastic side screens

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    All good news,that old Foden wears its 8mpg screens well ,Im not intending to need a BIVA test,nothing as far as suspension,drivetrain,or main shell is changed,just basically where the glass sits..so polycarb with no markings is going to be ok,eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgeman View Post
    As far as the screen angle, it was all right for this:

    http://static.commercialmotor.com/bi...y-blog/386.jpg

    So if nothing's changed since then you should be fine.......
    cracking old Foden S60, and they also did a "half cab" like that, S61. I also remember the Albion Caledonian with the Alfred Miles cab had a forward raked pair of screens but as that cab was plastic as opposed to the Foden being steel, the Albion wndscreens used to just fall out going over bumps.
    Danny, as others have said you need those new marks on any glass (for BIVA), but if you're staying within the 8 point rule, I don't think it will matter..
    Last edited by v8.jimmy; 23-01-2015 at 23:33.

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